By Ebi Perekeme
Residents of Bayelsa state have called out the management of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC, to address the epileptic electricity in the state.
This came as Twitter users on Sunday afternoon flooded the micro-blogging site with tweets hashtag “#GiveBayelsaLight” calling on PHEDC, to give electricity to the residents of Bayelsa State.
The hashtag #GiveBayelsaLight is still trending on twitter as at 10:00pm on Sunday with nearly 6K tweets.
The users tagged the official twitter handle of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC), demanding for power supply in the state.
Here are some of the tweets posted by users with the hashtag demanding electricity from PHEDC.
NOTE: The claims made in the tweets embedded below or the ideas presented in them are those solely of the users. GbaramatuVoice does not does not necessarily endorse the ideas, views posted by any of the users.
— IJAW SINGLES FORUM (@ijawsingleforum) July 12, 2020
Edor Favour: One can’t be paying for darkness. No light for months even after residents contributed/paid money for their transformer to fixed! People are been exploited, no light for 24days, yet people are made to pay for 31days! We need to match on the streets & press for #GiveBayelsaLight.
Leona Wessey: I stay up North, whenever I travel home (Bayelsa) to spend time with my family, we run our generators non stop until I leave. Light no dey blink for Igbogene for 3 weeks plus wey I Dey spend. #GiveBayelsaLight now!!!.”
I served in kaduna during my Nysc days.and the only time we had issues with light in my area it when the transformer is faulty which is fixed within days.
Relocating back to yenagoa and seeing the light situation in my dear State is really sad.#GiveBayelsaLight
— Deborah Claudius (@ClaudiusDeborah) July 13, 2020
Feghabo Tubo: How can we be paying for darkness!!!
We pay light bills yet we don’t see the light. We are tired of the darkness. #GiveBayelsaLight.”
We need prepaid meter in every household in Bayelsa..the level of criminal exploitation by @OfficialPHED with this irrational estimated billing is unbearable..@NERCNG call this fraudulent distribution company to order..#GiveBayelsaLight
— Diepriye Ikete (@Dearikete) July 12, 2020
Seiyefa Tonye: I spend 10k paying for darkness monthly across my businesses and home. @OfficialPHED @iamDouyeDiri
It's 2020 and "The Glory of All Lands" is still in darkness…. Yenagoa is too small not to have light yenagoa is not big enough not to have constant power supply talkless of rationing it… We are tired #GiveBayelsaLight #phedcmustgo
— Papa Rio 🇳🇬🇳🇬 🇳🇬 (@majorphylix) July 12, 2020
Dan Atim: We have the largest gas reserves, the Govt should fix the IMIRINGI GAS TURBINE and set up other turbines. #GiveBayelsaLight
Doris Tobin: We can’t be providing electricity ourselves and still pay @OfficialPHED for what they don’t provide. #GiveBayelsaLight
Ayebadanyo: If @OfficialPHED can distribute pre paid meters in Rivers state, Bayelsa state with a smaller population, a smaller capital, and less industrialized should not go through the troubles experienced now, except ofcourse it is delibrate. @OfficialPHED #GiveBayelsaLight
IjawSinglesForum: When will Bayelsa state enjoy stable power supply? #GiveBayelsaLight
Samuel Highafovoured Ekiyor: Bayelsa is the only state that is owned by the ijaws,yet the ijaws have looted the monies meant to develop the state.a state that should ordinarily look like Dubai still looks like the village it has always been.its a shame and a pity,Bayelsa deserves more…#GiveBayelsaLight
Martha J: The light issue in my state is more than terrible, we can’t continue like this, with all the money and oil bayelsa state has, we have the worst light supply, we go weeks off in darkness. Give us light we can’t keep suffering for how long? #GiveBayelsaLight
Bayelsa State government do not see power as a necessity. The consolidation for prosperity budget allocated #800million to the Ministry of Power & Water Resources. This is 10% of what is allocated to Agriculture. Really poor for an indispensable sector.#GiveBayelsaLight
— Denyefa (@iamdengs) July 12, 2020
Theresa Tekena: PHEDC is using Estimated Billing System to exploit Bayelsans and the state government @iamDouyeDiri is unlooking. Give every household pre-paid meters and fix our gas turbine. #GiveBayelsaLight
— Theresa Tekenah (@TheresaTekenah) July 12, 2020
Crayefishseller: Bayelsa State being one of the feeders of Nigeria with Crude Oil cannot boost of/for 12hrs electricity supply. People in the State mostly buy fuel for generators everyday. #GiveBayelsaLight
Diri Amos: You exploit our Rivers, lands daily but cannot give us even the commonest and cheapest commodity @OfficialPHED
Harrynotnice: My first week in yenagoa, majority of the people around owns a power bank plus excess sales/usage on generator @OfficialPHED This isn’t right!! #GiveBayelsaLight
KinGladiq: I provide My own Water, Road, Security and then Pay @OfficialPHED For light Yet I dey buy Fuel Every Day.. Make Una Use Una Head and #GiveBayelsaLight
Bayelsans can't successfully cook and put their food on refrigerator for another day if it's only government supply of light.
People no longer see cold water to drink except you have money to buy generator and fuel constantly.#GiveBayelsaLight
— Educated Crayfish Seller (@CrayfishSeller) July 12, 2020
Brayelayefa: Good day your Excellency @iamDouyeDiri while you are in office I really want you to look into the light situation of Bayelsa state. Light up the state and see a drastic increase in the economy and a decrease in insecurity and crimes happening in the state. #GiveBayelsaLight
IjawSingleForum: God said let there be light 💡 and there was light 💡. @OfficialPHED why are you now saying let there be darkness in Bayelsa state?
— Àýìbäńèņģímóťé🇳🇬 (@iwowari) July 12, 2020
Warepamor Sammy: It is either @OfficialPHED is shut down permanently,completely and sealed off till they are ready to do what is right which is to provide adequate power supply to the whole Bayelsa state. Because that’s d only way to get government attention. This war is On! #GiveBayelsaLight
It is either @OfficialPHED is shut down permanently,completely and sealed off till they are ready to do what is right which is to provide adequate power supply to the whole Bayelsa state. Because that's d only way to get government attention. This war is On! #GiveBayelsaLight
— WarepamorSammy 🇳🇬 (@Warepamorsammy) July 12, 2020